This post was most recently updated on August 20th, 2017
Airtel Nigeria keeps proving that they are the network to beat when it comes to a cheap data plan. I love good and convenient and affordable data subscription while not sacrificing speed and reliability. I will go for the most affordable data plan while putting speed and reliability in view. Currently, I am using a combination of Glo weekend plans, MTN monthly #1,000 data and Airtel double data plan. I opted for airtel night plan because it affords me more time at night than MTN. In summary, this post will address merging Airtel Nigeria night & day data so that you can browse affordability during the day and at night.
I later found out that I can even do more by paying less on Airtel and MTN via their night plan. I opted for airtel night plan because it affords me more time at night than MTN. In summary, this post will address merging Airtel Nigeria night & day data so that you can browse affordability during the day and at night. Interestingly, with #25, you get 500mb worth of data daily on Airtel Nigeria smartrype while #200 gives you 1.5gb. Similarly, mtn also offers a similar package.
NIGERIA NETWORKS NIGHT PLANS ANALYSIS
Virtually all the networks have a night plan. #200 1gb 1 day 12am to 5am dial *777# to opt-in(read this before you use glo) And Etisalat / 9mobile offers 1gb for #200 on their night plan as well. Comparatively, MTN and Airtel happens to be the ones with the cheapest night plans tariff. However, Airtel has a slight edge over mtn in that it offers more time on the plan. Below is the breakdown of the plans:
- Airtel #25 for 500mb daily between 12 am to 5 am to opt-in, dial *312#. Alternatively, you can buy their 1.5gb for #200. This plan is exclusive to Airtel smartTrybe members only. It means you are buying 15gb worth of data with just #25. Noteworthy, the plan kicks in by 12am daily and terminates by 5am. No rollover meaning you have to use it or lose it once you opt in. You will not be automatically billed if you do not opt-in by dialling *312#.
- MTN NIGHT PLAN: To have access to all data and tariff plans available on mtn, dial *123# or *131#. Meanwhile, to opt-in to mtn night browsing, you need to complete the following processes. First of all, you need to switch to MTN PULSE(You can do this by dialling *406#). ONce you have successfully migrated, send “NIGHT” in a text message to “131”. Make sure you have at least 25ngn in your account. You will be migrated to the night browsing plan and this is valid from 12am to 4am
- GLO NIGHT PLAN: It is charged at #200 for 1gb and valid from 12 am to 5am. To opt-in, dial *777# and follow the prompt.
- ETISALAT / 9Mobile DATA PLAN: it cost #50 for 250mb and #200 for 1gb. Steps: migrate to easy cliq by dialling *244*1# make sure you have either 50 or 200 in your account depending on the plan you want to subscribe to. Next, dial *229*10*10# to activate the plan for 250MB or *229*3*11# for the 1GB plan
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Merging Airtel Nigeria night & day data plans(You can apply same to other networks
From the above analysis, it is obvious that Airtel Nigeria is currently the cheapest network in terms of Night browsing. In contrast, Etisalat is the most expensive. When it comes to the allocated time, MTN is the poorest. To be able to merge or use your all day plan and night only plan on Airtel, you need to load both plans. For you to Auto-switch, you need to load the all day plan alongside the night plan. The system will take care of the rest as your night plan will not be touched during the day and the day play will be intact between the hours of 12am to 5am.
You can try this trick of merging Airtel Nigeria night & day data plan on other networks. If it works, please drop your comment here. In conclusion, the tweak should work on all networks.